This week's top ten list features bookish websites and applications. These are probably my ten most-visited and used book-related websites and applications. If I'm not paying attention to the time, I can lose hours on these places:
- Goodreads - I'm addicted to it. This is where I do the majority of my book-related activities outside of blogging. I use it to check out what my friends are reading and what their opinions are on the books. I'm also a member of a few online book clubs and discussion groups on there, and have met some amazing and awesome people. There are giveaways, lists, challenges, and other fun things. Oh, and the app has a barcode scanner which makes it incredibly easy to add books to your TBR.
- LibraryThing - Similar to Goodreads. I'm a lifetime member of the site, and love the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program, because it matches the books with reviewers who have similar libraries. Also, each month you don't win a book boosts your chances to receive one the following month.
- Shelf Awareness - This site puts out an awesome daily newsletter for all things bookish. It's got articles about anything and everything book-related, reviews, interviews, best-seller lists, links to request or win review copies of books, and a lot more. I read it every morning.
- NetGalley & Galley Grab - I love these sites because I prefer to read a digital galley and save my shelf space for the finished copies. I browse these religiously to check for new books to request. I especially love that NetGalley gives me an easy way to submit my reviews to publishers when I'm finished with the book, as well.
- Random Buzzers - This is Random House's teen website, and I love it because they hold weekly book contests and author chats. You can earn buzz bucks for site participation, and use those bucks to buy books from their store.
- Kindle Android App - I love this because it makes it quick and easy for me to get in a little reading while I'd otherwise be wasting my life away in lines or waiting rooms.
- Audible - Guys, if I couldn't listen to audiobooks while I cleaned then my house would be filthy. It also helps a lot to lessen the suck of long car trips and exercising. The Audible app makes it really easy to listen to the books in your library, without having to plug up your phone and sync the books manually.
- Inkmesh - This is an awesome site for finding e-book deals and freebies, and for comparing prices. Another good one for Kindle users is ereaderiq.com, which tracks newly Kindleized books, price drops, and available freebies. I try to remember to check these every day.
- Edelweiss - So many publishers' catalogs, all in one convenient place. I believe that at some point it will be possible to request review copies directly through this website, as well.
- Overdrive App & My Local Library - For my ebook and audiobook rentals, and book renewal.
So, there you have it. My most-visited/used bookish sites and apps. What are some of your favorites, your can't-live-without, bookish websites and apps?